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Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
i own a share in a condo with siblilngs, if i die who gets my share
It depends on how you took title, whether it is tenants in common, or joint tenants. In one, your heir will inherit your share. In the other, your siblings would divide up your share. L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
I'm looking into a BMR resale in SOMA. But I don't know anything about how much tax write off I can get on mortgage interest if the sale
Hello Deepcleaning and thanks for your question.

The amount of the interest that will be deductible against your taxes is determined by your gross income and filing status. Interest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
What happens if one wants to purchase a property (say condo) that has a tenant that is "protected"?
The best advice anyone can give you is to talk with a good real estate attorney who knows about rent control in S.F.

One way to get some free advice is to call the tenant hotline and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
I am currently living in a commercial zoned building and I would like to get it rezoned residential. My property is in a multizoned neighborhood of
There are many factors that will need to be addressed. The best thing for you to do is find out what your parcel is zoned now. If you can, determine the "use code" also. Then ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2010 Home Selling in SoMa (South of Market)
Greg Corvi, Real Estate Pro in 94904
Greg Corvi answered:
Best investment/ neighborhood/ building at a reasonable price (under 500K) in a central neighborhood for young professional?
Hi Calbgirl,

First, are you working with a Realtor who is helping you find the properties and educating you on the neighborhoods, buildings etc.? If you are, then it would not be pru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Michael Young, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Young answered:
Which has better resale value a Jr. bedroom with a view, or a 1 full bedroom with a lesser view?
I think we need more information. Similar properties in different San Francisco neighborhoods can vary by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Are both of these properties downtown? Als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Michael Novia, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Novia answered:
Can someone tell me if I can pick the parking space I like before close of escrow at Infinity? Has it already been assigned/deeded to each unit?
Hi Gina,

The parking space is already chosen and assigned to the unit. They have made exceptions in the past, but with so few units left to sell they are unlikely to move it. Never h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
David Tran, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
David Tran answered:
has the price of a single family home in Potrero Hill/Noe Valley been falling?
Lbeatty, pretty sure no one really knows. If they say otherwise, I've got some real estate, I can sell you in the Florida swamps.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Shaban Shako…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Shaban Shakoori Attorney answered:
What is the average price /sq ft at One Rincon Hill with baybridge view? with city view?
Average is $800/s.f. Hard to generalize because there are many different floorplans and views.

Shaban Shakoori
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Could someone tell me about parking costs in condo purchases in the SOMA/south beach region of San Francisco?
Parking costs in SF are figured to add between $50,000 to $75,000 dollars to the purchase price according to the Planning Department and other independent sources. We have only just beg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Melanie Nard…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Melanie Narducci answered:
what was the average sales price for homes in SOMA in the early 1990s (1993)?
That's a bit of history for SOMA and South Beach ... I used to work there in the late 90's with a dot-com, there wasn't much of a real estate market at that time. The ballpark was buil ... more
Jpeas, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Jpeas answered:
Opinions on South City Lights Condominiums?
C'mom. . do you really want to live with an airplane over your head for that price? I been there twice, once daytime and once at night. When an airplane flies over, you can hear its e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2008 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market), San Francisco, CA
Doug Devine, Real Estate Pro in Daly City, CA
Doug Devine answered:
What are your thoughts of buying a probate condo?
Hi Mike,

Another big question to ask the listing agent is whether the sale requires court confirmation or if it's being sold under "IAEA" -- they'll be impressed if you use the acron ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
ARTUR URBANS…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
ARTUR URBANSKI answered:
Is it feasible to life in SF and work in Palo Alto?
Hi Alex,
Either, Baby Bullet Caltrain or a combination of BART with a "bullet" Caltrain with a change of trains in Millbrae are definitely good options. Dependent where in Palo Alto, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Quality of Life in SoMa (South of Market)
Aaron, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Aaron answered:
What is the best size (# of units and # of BD) for a TIC in SOMA?
Any takers on this question?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 13, 2010 Home Selling in SoMa (South of Market)
Scott Pierce, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Scott Pierce answered:
Sell SF condo or keep it
Depends. You can contact us via our website http://www.sfcondomap.com and we'll let you know what we think. If selling is right for you, your property will never look so beautiful or be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2008 Home Selling in SoMa (South of Market), San Francisco, CA
Dave Rivera…, Real Estate Pro in 94563
Dave Rivera & Sheila Small answered:
What areas of SOMA would be a best buy and what areas of SOMA that I should not consider to buy (eg, specific?
Hi Dan,
Because you just moved there, it may be helpful to know that, as a native San Franciscan, Dave would not ever consider living on Sixth St. South of Market. There is far too mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Is homeownership really an asset or a liability (in SF)?
When my clients have these questions I recommend that they talk to an accountant. Using your own numbers they can tell you the tax ramifications and how it will benefit you.
Our board ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
Patti Pereyra, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Patti Pereyra answered:
Besides a mortgage payment, what other costs should be factored into my monthly payment?
PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) if you will have less than 20% down, or unless our lender is able to avoid it with 2 separate mortgages.

Other than that, looks like you have it all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in SoMa (South of Market)
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